I've assembled the first of the 2 batches of these chairs that I ordered. I was skeptical thinking these chairs may be flimsy, but they have turned out to be nice and solid!!
Here are some additional details about the chairs that might be useful:
* the chairs weight about 15lbs a piece and feel very solid when you pick them up.
* the frame construction uses pocket screws (hex bolts actually).
* there are at least two hex bolts for attaching each leg to the frame -- perpendicular to each other -- so if the chair loosens you can tight up that hex bolt.
* the chairs are made of rubberwood, which has about the same density at maple, though it is more porous so not a durable. (over time we'll see if that is the case) http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2011912
Be prepared for an all day, exhausting project if you buy these. Every single part of the chair is a separate piece. Your hands and back will ache by the time you are finished and it indeed takes two people to get this done. After the first chair, we developed a sort of assembly linre process but still it took all day. This puts new meaning to the phrase "assembly required." The end product is sturdy enough, though we ended up with one split leg and partially split lower back. The leg was easy enough to replace but nothing could be done about the back without taking the entire chair apart. I was not about to put together one more of these chairs. This a hard call becauise the end product is a good deal, but I would not have purchased these had I known how hard it would be to assemble them.
Excellent value. Yes, you have to put the chairs together, but the effort/time is worth the savings. These same chairs at a local furniture place would have cost me 6x as much! We boought 2 sets (8 chairs), so it took some time to put together, but with the help of a friend, we had them done in a couple of hours total. Once you get the first one figured out they go together quickly.
So far it meets my needs and about what I'd expect from a relatively cheap set. Although, the wood is pretty soft and thin so when assembling it the wood cracked in a number of places. None that are visible, but it remains to be seen how that will impact the longevity. I just noticed last night (after about a month of very minimal use) that the paint on the top of the table seems to be cracking or at least raising up like the wood underneath is cracked. From what I can tell this will fit the bill for what I need for the near term under light usage. If you're looking for something that will get used daily and not so gently, I might look elsewhere
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is ok
Great chairs once they're put together. After the first one it is a little less difficult. The manufacturer could have supplied covers for the screw holes as they are quite large and give the chair an unfinished look. The chairs are sturdy though and should last for quite a while. Great value for the price,
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was perfect.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is average. Some holes for screws were missing and then there were some holes that served no purpose.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was accurate.
These chairs have a beautiful black satin finish, which matched my newly refinished dining room table perfectly. Even if they hadn't been perfect, the price alone was amazing. If you shop around, you will find it nearly impossible to acquire four matching chairs in any quality at this low price! To say that we were satisfied with this purchase is an understatement at best. We will look at Overstock FIRST in the future, not only for the beauty of the product but for the extremely reasonable prices!
The chairs are surprisingly good. I took my time in putting them together so I didn't have a problem with anything being loose. They're pretty sturdy and will last a long time with normal use. My only complaint is a missing screw that you can't buy in the hardware store because it's "metric" so I called Overstock...not the number on the instructions...and within 1 week, they sent me the missing hardware. If it wasn't for that incidence, I would have given the product 5 stars.
With the exception of the damage to two of the chairs the product overall was good. When I received the chairs I noticed that two pieces of one of the chairs was damaged/chipped. When you pay the price that you think is a good deal only to get the product and it is damaged makes people a little mad. The damage was not that bad, a couple of pieces were chipped so I decided not to send back. The trouble of sending it back would have been far more painful than putting the chairs together. I am satisfied with the product and they will serve the purpose they were bought for.
Hello, jkreynolds1921. Overstock.com does not weight test all its products. However, dining chairs like these typically have a weight limit of 250 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2014
What is the seat height (from floor to the seat)?
I have a 31" table and have to have 24" chairs.samrau22 on Feb 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello marie2014, yes these are solid rubber wood. This wood is very common for furniture. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 13, 2014
I purchased this set 2 years ago. One of the chairs broke. I am trying to find out how I can get a replacement chair. I do not need the whole set.shalyn1019 on Feb 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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